The Aspinall Foundation

16/10/2019

Two Year Anniversary For UK Gorillas Repatriated To Congo

On the morning of the 18th October 2017 four UK born western lowland gorillas stepped onto African soil for the first time.

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30/09/2019

Local Communities Play a Crucial Part Towards Conservation Success

We often mention our holistic approach to conservation and involving local communities at our projects in Africa, Madagascar and Indonesia is an important element of the work you are helping to support.

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31/08/2019

Difficult Start For New Arrival

A female greater kudu calf was born at Howletts on the 7th July 2019. It wasn’t the first birth for the mother, named Adana, but unfortunately it did not end well. She suffered a prolapse overnight whilst giving birth and sadly died early that...

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31/08/2019

Madagascar - More Than Lemurs

Madagascar truly is unique, with so many species on the island found nowhere else in the world.

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31/08/2019

Javan Gibbons Released Back to The Wild

Whether primates join our Back to the Wild programme because they have been rescued from the illegal trade in wildlife, or because they have been born and raised in captivity, the process of preparing them for a life of freedom takes time,...

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25/06/2019

The Aspinall Foundation fights to end the illegal trade in primates in Java

For 11 years TAF Indonesia has been fighting to save primates that have been sold as pets on the Indonesian island of Java. As always with The Aspinall Foundation our aim is to return them Back to The Wild. So far we have confiscated almost 200...

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25/06/2019

An update from Gabon

Since The Aspinall Foundation reintroduced the first western lowland gorillas in Batéké Plateau National Park in 1998 we have now established five separate groups. Once hunted to extinction in this remote paradise of lush gallery forest and hilly...

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03/06/2019

Djéké - From Orphan to Silverback

by Matthieu Bonnet, Regional Director of the Gabon & Congo Gorilla Project

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30/04/2019

Djala & Djongo Looking Great in Gabon

It is nearly six years since Djala and Djongo made the journey to Gabon. For Djala it was the chance to return to a life in the wild, a life that had been denied him many years ago. Djala’s story began in 1982, in the forests of the Congo basin...

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30/04/2019

The Illegal Wildlife Trade Must be Stopped

Stolen from their mothers, big cat cubs are continuing to suffer at the hands of those involved in the illegal trade in wildlife. They endure appalling conditions as they are smuggled across countries, many dying en route. Some of the youngsters...

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